Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Force 11 N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotworks Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,719,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Force 11 N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotworks Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,719,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends Select School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 875,662

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Force 11 United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotworks Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,719,500

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13280 records found.